Search Results: "Jon Foyt"


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THE MIND OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY by Jon Foyt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 21, 2015

"An ambitious interpretation of an intriguing figure that should appeal to historical-fiction enthusiasts."
A novel that details the life of American revolutionary Robert Morris, from his humble beginnings to his triumphant rise and eventual ruin. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A captivating tale of historical research and family secrets."
A recent college graduate embarks on a project that investigates mysteries from the 1940s. Read full book review >

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MARCEL PROUST IN TAOS by Jon Foyt
ROMANCE
Released: June 19, 2013

"An often intriguing story of two unconventional characters with a surprise or two along the way."
A mature-romance novel set in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE VIRTUAL LIFE OF LEXIE DIAMOND by Victoria Foyt
ADVENTURE
Released: March 13, 2007

"Lexie is no Holden Caulfield, but mildly alienated teens may find her a kindred spirit. (Fantasy. YA)"
Following a fairly familiar course until its sudden closing twist, this debut from actor/screenwriter Foyt tracks a teenager's grief after her mother's sudden death, and her stubborn resistance to the new woman with whom her father has quickly taken up. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Hats off! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Klassen combines spare text and art to deliver no small measure of laughs in another darkly comic haberdashery whodunit. Read full book review >

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MEET THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM by Jon Katz
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Young dog lovers will enjoy this, particularly those who own border collies or black labs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Katz has written several well-received books for adults about his working dogs and their life together at Bedlam Farm in upstate New York (Dog Days, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE RETIRED KID by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2008

"An amusing take on the 'no place like home' theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What happens when an eight-year-old boy decides being a kid is hard work and it's time to retire? Read full book review >

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SMART FELLER FART SMELLER by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit (2005), the joke definitely wears thin—but readers of the target mentality may be tempted to rake the tall and bun with it. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
From anagrams (Elvis Lives!, 2000) and palindromes (Palindromania!, 2002), Agee moves to a more rudimentary form of wordplay, pairing spoonerisms framed as questions and answers ("What did Rapunzel say to the filthy giant?" Read full book review >

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CHOPSTICKS by Jon Berkeley
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Still, a dragon's a dragon, and wee dragon aficionados probably can't get enough. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Berkeley offers a mildly entertaining story of the friendship between a mouse and his dragon. Read full book review >

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FLAPSTICK! by Jon Agee
by Jon Agee, illustrated by Jon Agee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Sturdy pages and construction, but nowhere to accommodate library fixtures without disrupting an essential spread. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Elegant, lighthearted fun: ``10 Ridiculous Rhymes with Flaps''—e.g., ``The maestro Leopardo/Sat down to play some Bach./It sounded very pleasant/But smelled like an old—'' (grand piano lid lifts to reveal a sock). Read full book review >

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SPLAT! by Jon Burgerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"A gimmick, though a playful one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ever wonder what happens to the previous page after you've turned to the next? Read full book review >

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CODING GAMES IN SCRATCH by Jon Woodcock
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"An absolutely wonderful introduction to programming games. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7 & up)"
A comprehensive guide to creating games in Scratch, a beginner-oriented programming language that uses visual blocks instead of raw code. Read full book review >